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The PRIvacy and Security MirrorS: “Towards a European framework for integrated decision making”

Objective

The PRISMS project will analyse the traditional trade-off model between privacy and security and devise a more evidence-based perspective for reconciling privacy and security, trust and concern. It will examine how technologies aimed at enhancing security are subjecting citizens to an increasing amount of surveillance and, in many cases, causing infringements of privacy and fundamental rights. It will conduct both a multidisciplinary inquiry into the concepts of privacy and security and their relationships and an EU-wide survey to determine whether people evaluate the introduction of security technologies in terms of a trade-off. As a result, the project will determine the factors that affect public assessment of the security and privacy implications of a given security technology. The project will use these results to devise a decision support system providing users (those who deploy and operate security systems) insight into the pros and cons, constraints and limits of specific security investments compared to alternatives taking into account a wider society context.

The project will achieve these results through a set of work packages providing an analysis of security and privacy technologies (WP2), a policy assessment of security and privacy (WP3), a criminological analysis (WP4), a legal perspective (WP5), a discourse analysis of media attention to privacy, security and trust issues (WP6) and an analysis of existing public opinion surveys (WP7). The findings of these WPs will be integrated (WP8) as part of the preparations for our survey (WP9), the first of its kind to sample public opinion in all Member States on these issues. The survey findings, together with the expert findings from WPs 2 – 7, will be analysed and interpreted in WP10 and form the basis for the decision support system to be devised in WP11.

PRISMS will ensure that the expected impacts of the project are widely disseminated through various means, including a high level press conference.

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2011-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 611 747,51
Administrative Contact
Maximilian Steiert (Mr.)

Participants (8)

TRILATERAL RESEARCH & CONSULTING LLP

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Address
Hammersmith Road 72 Crown House
W14 8TH London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David Wright (Mr.)
TRILATERAL RESEARCH LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 417 665
Address
One Knightsbridge Green Office 5.12, 5Th Floor
SW1X 7QA London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David Wright (Mr.)
VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 474 080
Address
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria Vereeken (Ms.)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 451 950
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Elly Van Den Akker-Blaazer (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 73 081,75
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nisha Patel (Ms.)
EOTVOS KAROLY KOZPOLITIKAI NONPROFIT KOZHASZNU KORLATOLT FELELOSSEGU TARSASAG
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 60 782,60
Address
Ulaslo Utca 43
1113 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ivan Szekely (Dr.)
STICHTING ZUYD HOGESCHOOL
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 97 006,40
Address
Nieuw Eyckholt 300
6419 DJ Heerlen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ron Reuleaux (Mr.)
Market & Opinion Research International Limited
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 799 431,28
Address
Borough Road 79-81
SE1 1FY London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gideon Skinner (Mr.)